Games
Nov 11 2020

A Tale of Three Racers

I’ve been playing a lot of racing games lately. Three games, in particular: Horizon Chase Turbo, Hotshot Racing and Inertial Drift. These games could hardly be more different in their approach, and each has something to recommend. Hotshot Racing I’ve been following the development of this since it was called Racing Apex, and I was […]

Games
Nov 3 2020

Internal Section

Less a game than a graphical miasma, a visual trip, a thoroughly enjoyable romp that piles a crazy amount of style onto a game that seems desperate but totally unable to please.

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Oct 27 2020

Solving a Windows CPU problem

At the start of the covid-19 lockdown I decided to finally put my new computer together. I had an old NeXT Cube into which I really wanted to put a blazing fast system, so I ordered all the parts, including an AMD 3800X 8-core CPU. All the bits arrived, I assembled the machine, and sold […]

Games
Sep 29 2020

Gamecube Review: P. N. 03

P. N. 03 is an unusal game, a methodical, tactical shooter with a hefty dose of action and time-based progression. I like it.

Games
Sep 15 2020

Rediscovering: Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

From the archives, a look back at Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts for the Super Nintendo, originally written in 2012.

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_WHY on creation

when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.

–why the lucky stiff

Games
Jun 24 2020

Some Game Vectors

For a long time I made vector art from game logos and artwork. They’re not doing me any good locked away on my harddrives, so copyright be damned, here they are for your sharing and enjoyment.

Games
Jun 2 2020

Tales from the Game Store

I used to run a video game store, and sometimes it was very interesting.

Games
Jun 1 2020

Geometry Wars 2

In 2008, Bizarre Creations released the first decent sequel to Robotron, a game 26 years its senior.

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Philip Pullman on Religion

Religion, uncontaminated by power, can be the source of a great deal of private solace, artistic inspiration, and moral wisdom. But when it gets its hands on the levers of political or social authority, it goes rotten very quickly indeed.

–Philip Pullman

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